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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Aging
Job Title: Eligibility and Options Specialist
Salary: $15.205 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Conduct assessments for individuals considering nursing home placement, and functional assessments for persons 16 years of age and older for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Frail Elderly (FE), Physically Disabled (PD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver and Working Healthy programs.


Essential Job Functions:

• Complete functional assessment for individuals to determine program eligibility for HCBS waiver programs.

o Travel daily to consumers in the tri-county area required

o Interview Consumer

o Complete required forms timely

o Submit accurate and complete documentation

• Provide Options Counseling to consumers.

o Identify individual needs

o Effectively and factually communicate and explain to individuals their resource and/or long term care options

o Educate consumer regarding long term care options

o Provide accurate and unbiased information or referrals as needed including pertinent materials

• Complete assignments and documentation within required deadline.

o Demonstrate strong interviewing skills and knowledge of assessment procedures.



Communicate:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Detail Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that assignments have been fulfilled and work product and/or actions are completed.

Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Personnel Effectiveness:  The ability to adapt one's interpersonal style, skills and qualities so that high quality results are achieved. Modifying behaviors to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals. Adapt approach or style to a range of individuals and circumstances. Continue to work effectively when under pressure. Show perseverance in dealing with difficulties. Have an insight into own strengths and weaknesses. Seek feedback on performance and take positive steps to improve.

Client / Customer Focused:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Counseling.

Years of Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of aging.

License, certifications, etc… Valid State of Kansas driver s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, or Counseling.

Years of Experience: Two (2) years’ experience in the field of aging for an Area Agency on Aging. Ideal candidate will have assessment experience with physical disabilities (PD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), persons with a mental health diagnosis, and/or individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

License, certifications, etc… Licensed Social Worker or Nurse. AIRS, Information and Referral Certification. Bilingual skills a plus.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Light Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 5 pounds of force constantly to lift and/or move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing information; viewing a computer terminal; reading.

The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.


Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI. • Motor Vehicle Report. • Pre-employment urine drug screen.



Personal Computer, Copier/Fax/Scanner, Multi-line Phone, Printer


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  271 W 3rd St N

Pooled #:  20001078

Work is conducted 90% in the field. The employee is subject to both environmental/weather conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.  Varied Environmental Conditions: Conditions the employee may encounter include clutter, animals and varied levels of pests.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20000343

Open Date: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/17/2019 11:59:59 PM